A/HRC/RES/32/23 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 18 July 2016 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-second session Agenda item 3 Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 1 July 2016 32/23. Protection of the family: role of the family in supporting the protection and promotion of human rights of persons with disabilities The Human Rights Council, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, and recalling the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other relevant human rights instruments, including the Declaration on the Right to Development, Recalling Human Rights Council resolutions on protection of the family, including its most recent, resolution 29/22, adopted on 3 July 2015, Recalling also all General Assembly resolutions concerning the proclamation of, preparations for and observance and commemoration of the International Year of the Family and its tenth and twentieth anniversaries, Reaffirming that the family, as the fundamental group of society and the natural environment for the growth and well-being of all its members, and particularly children, should be afforded the necessary protection and assistance so that it can fully assume its responsibilities within the community, Affirming that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself or herself and of his or her family, Noting with concern that the contribution of the family in society and in the achievement of development goals continues to be underemphasized, and recognizing the potential of this contribution to national development and to the achievement of major objectives of every society and of the United Nations, GE.16-12309(E) 

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